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Talking Drums

Shop Talking Drums at West Music

Talking drums are a fascinating addition to any classroom. Known as one of the oldest instruments in history, their roots trace back to West Africa, a region renowned for its impassioned beats. Talking drums (also known as tama, dundun and gangan drums) mimic speech; to do this, a player adds and releases tension on the many cords, which are an integral part of the mallet-played instrument. At West Music, we carry a finely curated collection of these fun and easy African talking drums, including several dunduns from renowned manufacturers like Remo and Jamtown. Explore our percussion section today to invigorate your classroom or playroom with sweet sounds of tama drums, available to be shipped straight to your school or home.